Exhibitions

Crafts Center exhibitions include creative works from students, local artists and crafts guild members.

Exhibitions are on display throughout the year at the Crafts Center’s R. A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery and in the Street Gallery Windows. The windows usually display instructor examples for upcoming classes, craft guild exhibitions and works by Crafts Center artists and craftspeople.

Gallery exhibitions are supported by NCSU Foundation.

Exhibitions are open for viewing during normal Crafts Center hours as listed on our Calendar page.

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Fall 2017

In the R. A. Bryan , Inc. Gallery:

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September 15 – October 30

OPENING RECEPTION: September 28th from 5:30 – 7:30  pm

Please join us at the Crafts Center for a special evening! Artist in residence, Joumana Medlej, will give a talk and presentation of her work. Sponsored by the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Arts NC State. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages served at reception to follow. Joumana Medlej

The Crafts Center is proud to work in collaboration with the NC State’s Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and Arts NC State to host artist-in-residence, Joumana Medlej. Joumana’s visual language is based on Kufi calligraphy, the first great Arabic script, now largely forgotten even by native speakers. She received the essence of Kufi while working with master calligrapher Samir Sayegh, and went on to gain a deep understanding of it through her own practice and research. The stylized, repeated words that make up each art piece endow it with  the script’s intrinsic qualities – an inner consonance of shapes and proportions that reflects classical teachings on beauty, making each of them a self-contained whole, a world with its own natural laws.

 

 

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FLUXUS ACTIONS:
Chance, Randomness, and Uncertainty

November 1 – 6

OPENING RECEPTION: November 2 from 5:00 – 7:00  pm

Fluxus is indeed the name of a way of doing things. It stretches across the arts and even across the areas between them. Fluxus is a way of viewing society and life, a way of creating social action and life activity. – Ken Friedman, The Fluxus Reader.

In The MIT Press, Fluxus is described as a chance situation or random event that has been central to many artists’ practices across a multiplicity of forms, including expressionism, automatism, the readymade, collage, surrealist and conceptual photography, Fluxus event scores, film, audio and video, performance, and participatory artworks.

Different in intention from Dadaism, Fluxus is a creative paradigm for artistic activity that offers a system of creative production in which one considers what one has created, the media one has used and the effect this creation has in the external world.

As both an investigation and mechanical process, NC State University interdisciplinary arts students, ARS414, will be exhibiting a variety of new works: performances, happenings, poetry, sound, in the spirit of the Fluxus paradigm.

Join us at the Opening Reception on November 2 and enjoy an evening of chance!

 

Gallery exhibitions are supported by NCSU Foundation.